Lava Glass Blowing Studio, Taupo

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Discover a captivating art form at Lava Glass Blowing Studio, a center dedicated to introducing visitors to the techniques of glassblowing. Watch artisans design and create pieces in the studio, and study the finished articles in the onsite gallery. The volcanic series of designs offers a particularly rich perspective on New Zealand's scenery and diverse landscapes, with colorful patterns and mystical shapes emulating the look and feel of the country. You can purchase these original pieces from an extensive range available in the onsite shop, as well as enjoying a light meal and freshly made cakes in the cafe. Use our Taupo travel itinerary maker to add Lava Glass Blowing Studio and other attractions to your Taupo vacation plans.
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  • Stopped here to see some of the custom glass pieces. Wanted to take a general photo of the facilities as a remembrance since I was going to buy a surprise piece for my wife. Was yelled at by the atten...  more »
  • Very nice place to see how the products are made and the intricate detailing of the items. The items itself were quite pricey. It was a rainy day so we couldn't fully explore the garden. Its a very ni...  more »
  • Great place for breakfast at the quaint cafe before we toured the lava garden and lava glass museum.  more »
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  • So lovely. Wonderful food in the cafe, glass blowing demonstration was fantastic, sculpture garden beautiful. Helpful staff. Bought a few small but spectacular pieces that were shipped (for free) back to Australia for me. Highly recommended.
  • Though cafe is expensive the glass blowing and the display garden is simply amazing. While trying to have a minimalist life now we love bringing visitors here to see the creative works and the gardens. Thank you for your talent displays.
  • Amazing glass creations. Very expensive to buy. In saying that, a fiver will get you behind the scenes to see the glass blowers in action which is actually really cool.
  • The cafe was expensive but the glass products were fabulous. We watched the glass blowing and loved the garden with the glass art displayed beautifully. Would recommend a visit but you could blow a lot of dosh in no time at all!!
  • Unique, beautiful glass art creations. We selected some very special gifts, with stories that relate to New Zealand landscapes.

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As a resort town, Taupo offers a diversity of accommodations. Boutique, luxury, and spa hotels are easily found in the town center, while some of the more luxurious options are set farther out in secluded spots reachable by car or taxi. Backpacker hostels and rental apartments provide good options for those wanting to get up into the mountains, or out onto the lake to enjoy the activities.
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